CONTENTS CHAPTER LXXIV PAGE fjrrturoi HK FOUNDING OF THE KAJAR DYNASTY . . . 385 Aga Mohamed Khan, Kajar—The Expulsion of a Russian Expedition by Aga Mohamed, A.D. 1781—The Independent Pro- vinces of Persia—-The Neighbouring States —The Invasion of Georgia, A.H. 1209 (*795)—The Coronation of Aga Mohamed Khan, A.H. 1210 (1796)—The Reduction of Khorasan, A.H. 1210 (1796)—The Russian Invasion, A.H. 1210 (1796)—The Assassina- tion of Aga Mohamed Khan, A.H. 1211 (1797)—His Character— The Accession of Fath Ali Shah—Various Pretenders. CHAPTER LXXV BRITISH AND FRENCH MISSIONS AT THJE COURT OF FATH ALI SHAH 395 The Afghan Question—The Mission of Mehdi Ali Khan, 1799 —The French Peril to India—Malcolm's First Mission, 1800— '$he Persian Embassy to India, 1802—The Downfall of Haji Ibrahim—The Second Rebellion of Husayn Kuli Khan—The Execution of Nadir Mir&a^ A,H. 1216 (1802)—The Expulsion of the Afghans from Narmashir and Sistan —French Overtures to Persia, 1802-1804—The First French Mission, 1805—The Treaty of Finkenstein, 1807—The Gardanne Mission, 1807-1808—The Fight for Power in Afghanistan, 1799-1808—Malcolm's Second Mission, 1808-—The Mission of Sir Harford Jones, 1808-1809— Malcolm's Third Mission, 1810—The Embassy of Haji Mirza Abul Hasan Khan, 1809-1810—The Appointment of Sir Gore Ousely, i8u—The Definitive Treaty, CHAPTER LXXVI # THK DISASTROUS CAMPAIGNS WITH RUSSIA . . .4.10 The Annexation of Georgia by Russia, 1800 — The Two Campaigns against Russia—The Persian Army under Abbas Mirza —The Erivan Campaign, 1804—The Russian Descent on Gilan— The Battle of Aslanduz, 1812—The Treaty of Gulistan, 1813— Risings in Persia—The Embassy of General Yermeloff, 1817— Afghan Campaigns, x 805 and 1817-1818—Hostilities with Turkey, A.H. 1236-1238 (1821-1823)—-The Dispute about Gokcha and its Seizure by Russia, 1825—Initial Persian Successes—The Battle of Shamkar—- The Battle of Ganja, 26th September 1826—The Avarice of Fath Ali Shah—The Capture of Erivan, 1827—The Surrender of Tabriz, xft7—-The Treaty of Turkomanchai, 1828 —The Modification of the Definitive Treaty with Great Britain— The Murder of M, Grebaiodov, 1828.